Definition of equipping:
Charles did not think himself a King while an assembly of subjects could call for his accounts before paying his debts, and could insist on knowing which of his mistresses or boon companions had intercepted the money destined for the equipping and manning of the fleet.- "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
The King now assured the Ambassador of his intention of equipping a fleet out of hand and to send it forth as speedily as possible under command of a distinguished nobleman, who would put his honour and credit in a successful expedition, without any connivance or dissimulation whatever.- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
- "The Betrayal", E. Phillips Oppenheim.